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Mar 26, 2011 9:00am EDT
festival because of the devastation in japan. last week, hundreds took part in a candlelight vil vigil. a lot has happened over the ensuing 99 years. this annual blooming significesa peaceful state of relations. >> you do get that sense, very serene, beautiful. >> is it everything you expected? >> it is more, really gorgeous. >> reporter: we are getting the organizers of this year's festival say they expect the peak period to be sometime between march 29th and april 3rd so you still get time to get down here and see the peak of all of this. another annual event is a yoga demonstration, over by the sylvan theater. this year, it is done by the folks from the lululemon store chain, doing it in memory of jayna murray shall the lululemon employee that was killed by a co-worker. the festival kicks off later today over at the national building museum where there will be dignitaries, local and international. mayor gray and other family events, 400 free events surrounding this year's festival. live on the tidal basin. back to you. >>> hard to imagine they still haven't peaked yet. they look so
NBC
Mar 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
today." >>> it's 6:07 right now. now, to the disaster in japan. the country's prime minister is asking people to remain calm as the government deals with the growing radiation crisis. the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago heavily damaged the fukushima power plant. two engineers suffered radiation burns when contaminated water seeped over their shoes. authorities consider two of the six reactors safe. four others are still in question. plant workers say one reactor could be leaking high levels of radiation. despite the fierears, authoriti say there is not a risk of a wide-scale catastrophe. >> even in the worse case, we are unlikely to see a release of radiation approaching that of the chernobyl accident. >>> japanese authorities have been using seawater to cool the reactors but that is not ideal because it is core roe sieve and leaves behind salt deposits. the u.s. is sending 500,000 gallons of fresh water to help cool it down. >> president obama is said to speak to the nation monday night to discuss his decision for military operations in labia. he will speak at 7:30 from the n
NBC
Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
really want to encourage kids who have been thinking -- we've all been thinking more about japan these days. this is a really lovely way to go and think about the friendship between the united states and japan, this wonderful gift given from the japanese government 99 years ago. so we explore that in today's kidspost. and we encourage everybody to go out and enjoy that. >> nice timely history lesson. >> it kicks off its annual poetry contest. i'm always amazed at the number of entries. >> this is just amazing. we typically get between 1,500 and 2,000 entries. kids love poetry. april is national poetry month. i do have to tell the people at channel 4 that the intro rhyme is not eligible for this poetry contest. but it's open to all kids ages 13 and under. one entry per child. must be original. deadline is april 4th. we will publish them at the end of april and share some of them on air. >> and you have awesome baseball books to share. >> the nationals begin the season on thursday. so just in time in tuesday's kidspost we have some really nice baseball books. roberto and me by dan
NBC
Mar 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
for development alternatives, based in bethesda. >>> officials in japan are trying to stop a leak at the fukushima power plant that's sending highly radioactive water into the pacific ocean. they are sending in ships with hundreds of thousands of gallons of freshwater to help cool the reactor. meanwhile, the death toll has climbed to 11,000 dead, with another 18,000 missing. japanese soldiers and u.s. marines are working to clear away debris from the quake and tsunami so they can try and recover more bodies from the rubble. >>> the city of arlington was honored in a unique way yesterday. the navy unveiled its newest ship, the arlington, where it was properly christened by donald rumsfeld's wife. the ship honors the 184 people killed on 9/11 when a plane hit the pentagon, as well as the military and others who helped provide critical assistance on that day. the arlington will get uss prefix after it is delivered to the navy in december. >>> not long after the arlington celebration, people in northwest washington held their own cyst en christening for something vital to their community. >> hey! >> w
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